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an·te

 (ăn′tē)
n.
1. Games The stake that each poker player must put into the pool before receiving a hand or before receiving new cards.
2. A price to be paid, especially as one's share; cost: "Whether they could actually turn back Soviet policy depended on many factors that Moscow might yet choose to test by upping the ante" (Foreign Affairs)."Citizen Kane was the movie that raised the artistic ante among American filmmakers" (J. Hoberman).
v. an·ted or an·teed, an·te·ing, an·tes
v.tr.
1. Games To put (one's stake) into the pool in poker.
2. To pay (money or a fee): Let's ante the entry fee.
v.intr.
1. Games To put one's stake into the pool in poker: Don't look at your cards until everyone has anted.
2. To pay for something: anted for the tickets.

[From Latin, before; see ant- in Indo-European roots.]

ante

(ˈæntɪ)
n
1. (Card Games) the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
2. informal a sum of money representing a person's share, as in a syndicate
3. up the ante informal to increase the costs, risks, or considerations involved in taking an action or reaching a conclusion: whenever they reached their goal, they upped the ante by setting more complex challenges for themselves.
vb, -tes, -teing, -ted or -teed
4. (Card Games) to place (one's stake) in poker
5. (usually foll by up) informal chiefly US to pay

an•te

(ˈæn ti)

n., v. -ted -teed, -te•ing. n.
1. a fixed but arbitrary stake in poker put into the pot by each player before the deal.
2. an individual's share of the total expenses incurred by a group.
3. the price or cost of something.
v.t.
4. (in poker) to put (one's initial stake) into the pot.
5. to produce or pay (one's share) (usu. fol. by up).
v.i.
6. (in poker) to put one's initial stake into the pot.
7. to pay (usu. fol. by up).
[1830–40, Amer.; independent use of ante-]

ante-

a prefix meaning “happening before” (antediluvian), “located in front of” (anteroom).
[< Latin, prefixal form of preposition and adv. ante; akin to Greek antí, Old English and- against, toward, opposite. See answer, and, anti-]

ante


Past participle: anted/anteed
Gerund: anteing

Imperative
ante
ante
Present
I ante
you ante
he/she/it antes
we ante
you ante
they ante
Preterite
I anted/anteed
you anted/anteed
he/she/it anted/anteed
we anted/anteed
you anted/anteed
they anted/anteed
Present Continuous
I am anteing
you are anteing
he/she/it is anteing
we are anteing
you are anteing
they are anteing
Present Perfect
I have anted/anteed
you have anted/anteed
he/she/it has anted/anteed
we have anted/anteed
you have anted/anteed
they have anted/anteed
Past Continuous
I was anteing
you were anteing
he/she/it was anteing
we were anteing
you were anteing
they were anteing
Past Perfect
I had anted/anteed
you had anted/anteed
he/she/it had anted/anteed
we had anted/anteed
you had anted/anteed
they had anted/anteed
Future
I will ante
you will ante
he/she/it will ante
we will ante
you will ante
they will ante
Future Perfect
I will have anted/anteed
you will have anted/anteed
he/she/it will have anted/anteed
we will have anted/anteed
you will have anted/anteed
they will have anted/anteed
Future Continuous
I will be anteing
you will be anteing
he/she/it will be anteing
we will be anteing
you will be anteing
they will be anteing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been anteing
you have been anteing
he/she/it has been anteing
we have been anteing
you have been anteing
they have been anteing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been anteing
you will have been anteing
he/she/it will have been anteing
we will have been anteing
you will have been anteing
they will have been anteing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been anteing
you had been anteing
he/she/it had been anteing
we had been anteing
you had been anteing
they had been anteing
Conditional
I would ante
you would ante
he/she/it would ante
we would ante
you would ante
they would ante
Past Conditional
I would have anted/anteed
you would have anted/anteed
he/she/it would have anted/anteed
we would have anted/anteed
you would have anted/anteed
they would have anted/anteed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ante - (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the potante - (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
Verb1.ante - place one's stake
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
bet on, gage, game, stake, punt, back - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

ante

noun
up the ante raise the stakes He knew he had to up the ante again in this poker game.

ante

noun
Something risked on an uncertain outcome:
bet, pot, stake (often used in plural), wager.
Translations

ante

[ˈæntɪ] (esp US)
A. N (Cards) → apuesta f
to raise or up the ante (Cards) → subir la apuesta (fig) → elevar las demandas
B. VTapostar
C. VIponer su apuesta
ante up VI + ADV (US) → pagar, apoquinar

ante

[ˈænti] n
to up the ante → faire monter les enjeuxante ... prefixanté ..., anti ..., pré ...

ante

n (Cards) → Einsatz m; to raise or up the ante (fig inf)den Einsatz erhöhen
vt (also ante up)einsetzen
visetzen, seinen Einsatz machen; his father anted up as usual (fig inf)sein Vater blechte wie gewöhnlich (inf)

ante

:
antechamber
nVorzimmer nt
antedate
vt document, chequevordatieren (→ to auf +acc); eventvorausgehen (+dat)(by um)
antediluvian
adj (lit, fig inf)vorsintflutlich

ante

[ˈæntɪ] n (fam) to up the ante (in game) (also fig) → alzare la posta
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